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Baby Kate’s mother told FBI that Phillips threatened to strangle oldest daughter.

September 30, 2016
Ariel Courtland testifying in 51st Circuit Court.

#BabyKate #MasonCountyCourtNews Story posted by our news partner, WZZM with additions by MCP.  LUDINGTON — Ariel Courtland, the mother of Katherine Phillips (Baby Kate), told jurors Friday that Sean Phillips once said he might strangle their first daughter.  That was just one portion of hours of testimony Courtland provided in the 51st Circuit Court murder trial against Phillips at the Mason County Courthouse.Sean…

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Kids of Character: Scottville 1st grader shares birthday books with her friends.

September 30, 2016
Kids of Character: Scottville 1st grader shares birthday books with her friends.

  #KidsOfCharacter #HouseOfFlavors Editor’s Note: Today we begin a new series called Kids of Character, sponsored by House of Flavors restaurants of Ludington and Manistee. We will feature kids from Mason, Manistee, and Oceana counties who go out of their way to help others or…

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Circuit court sentencings include drug delivery, drunk driving.

September 30, 2016
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#MasonCountyCourtNews By Alan Neushwander.  Contributing writer. The following were recently sentenced in 51st Circuit Court: Lindsey Lee Towns, 26, 4847 Sumach, Hamlin Township, pleaded guilty on July 19 to a felony charge of delivering a controlled substance.  She was sentenced to 270 days in jail…

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Shoplifting, domestic violence among recent arraignments.

September 30, 2016
Shoplifting, domestic violence among recent arraignments.

#MasonCountyCourtNews. By Alan Neushwander.  Contributing writer The following were recently arraigned by Magistrate Patricia Baker in 79th District Court: Misdemeanors Tonya Ann Johnson; 35; 205 Second St; Ludington; September 20;…

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District court sentencings and dismissals.

September 30, 2016
District court sentencings and dismissals.

#MasonCountyCourtNews. By Alan Neushwander.  Contributing writer. The following were recently sentenced in 79th District Court by Judge Peter Wadel: Patrick Allen Shira, homeless, 23, pleaded guilty on September 12 to…

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Shoplifting, domestic violence among police activity.

September 30, 2016
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#MasonCountyNews #MasonCountyPoliceNews The following is recent activity of the Mason County Sheriff’s Office: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016: 7:02 p.m., a report is being forwarded to the Mason County Prosecutor’s Office…

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CTE agriscience program expands opportunities with hoop house.

September 30, 2016
CTE agriscience program expands opportunities with hoop house.

  By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. VICTORY TOWNSHIP — The West Shore Educational Service District’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) agriscience program has a new tool for teaching. Earlier this week,…

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Victims from afternoon fatal car/deer crash identified.

September 29, 2016
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#MasonCountyNews #BranchTownship. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.  BRANCH TOWNSHIP — The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the 31-year-old man who died Thursday afternoon after a deer crashed…

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Man dead after deer crashes through windshield.

September 29, 2016
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#MasonCountyNews #BranchTownship. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.  BRANCH TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old man died following a car/deer crash Thursday afternoon on US 10 near Taylor Road. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole…

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Baby Kate’s mother testifies in trial.

September 29, 2016
Baby Kate’s mother testifies in trial.

#MasonCountyNews #BabyKate By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — Katherine Phillips’ mother, Ariel Courtland, 24, was called to the stand in 51st Circuit Court Thursday, Sept. 29, as the first of…

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Baby Kate murder trial testimony begins.

September 29, 2016
Baby Kate murder trial testimony begins.

  #BabyKate LUDINGTON — Testimony in the 51st Circuit Court murder trial against Sean Michael Phillips began Thursday morning at the Mason County Courthouse. MCP will post an update on the…

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Jury seated in Baby Kate case.

September 28, 2016
Jury seated in Baby Kate case.

#BabyKate #MasonCountyNews By MCP’s Rob Alway and Allison Scarbrough. LUDINGTON — A jury of seven men and seven women were selected during the third day of jury selection Wednesday afternoon,…

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Branch man arrested on 6-count CSC warrant.

September 28, 2016
Branch man arrested on 6-count CSC warrant.

#MasonCountyNews #MasonCountyPoliceNews PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — A 23-year-old Branch man was arrested by the Mason County Sheriff’s Office on a six-count felony warrant Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 5:30 p.m. in…

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Day three of jury selection in Baby Kate murder trial continues Wednesday.

September 27, 2016
Day three of jury selection in Baby Kate murder trial continues Wednesday.

#BabyKate #MasonCountyNews By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The second day of jury selection in the 51st Circuit Court murder trial of Sean Michael Phillips ended Tuesday with 69 jurors out…

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WSCC offering business and community education courses.

September 27, 2016
WSCC offering business and community education courses.

#MasonCountyEducation VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Community members interested in participating in West Shore Community College’s Business and Community Education (BCE) fall 2016 season programming can enroll online for the upcoming classes, events…

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Crashes keep police busy Monday.

September 27, 2016
Crashes keep police busy Monday.

#MasonCountyNews #MasonCountyPoliceNews Law enforcement responded to several minor crashes Monday, Sept. 26, including the following: 8 a.m., (Michigan State Police, Hart post), car/deer crash, Chauvez and Hogenson roads, Riverton Township.…

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City council approves Stearns Park veterans’ memorial.

September 26, 2016
City council approves Stearns Park veterans’ memorial.

#MasonCountyNews #Ludington #MasonCountyVeterans. By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council approved a request Monday night by local citizens and veterans groups to construct a veterans’ memorial at…

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City passes permanent ORV, golf cart ordinance.

September 26, 2016
City passes permanent ORV, golf cart ordinance.

#MasonCountyNews #Ludington By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — The Ludington City Council passed an ORV and a golf cart ordinance during its regular meeting Monday night , both by the…

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